Medical-Surgical Nursing Care

Medical-Surgical Nursing Care

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For courses in Licensed Practical/Vocational Nursing programs.Answers the question, what do practical vocational nurses need to know and to be able to do in order to deliver safe and effective medical-surgical nursing care? This comprehensive text prepares basic practical/vocational nursing students to care for adult clients with medical or surgical disorders or diseases. With an emphasis on the nursing role, it explains the risk factors, causes, and pathophysiology of common disorders and diseases, and reviews diagnostic tests and medical management of the disorders. A focus on nursing care is presented in a nursing process format-including assessment data to collect, nursing diagnoses with suggested interventions and their rationales, and evaluation data to determine the effectiveness of nursing more

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  • Hardback | 1066 pages
  • 218.4 x 276.9 x 40.6mm | 2,494.79g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • glossary, bibliography
  • 013028162X
  • 9780130281623

Table of contents

I. MEDICAL - SURGICAL NURSING PRACTICE. Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing. 1. The Medical-Surgical Nurse. 2. The Adult Client in Health and Illness. 3. Community-Based Care of the Adult Client. 4. Guidelines for Health Assessment.Alterations in Health Patterns. 5. Caring for Clients with Alterations in Fluid, Electrolyte, or Acid-Base Balance. 6. Caring for Clients in Pain. 7. Caring for Clients Having Surgery. 8. Caring for Clients with Cancer. 9. Caring for Clients Experiencing Loss, Grief, and Death.II. HEALTH PERCEPTION - HEALTH MANAGEMENT PATTERN. Altered Health Management Responses.10. Caring for Clients Experiencing Trauma or Critical Illness.11. Caring for Clients with Problems of Substance Abuse.Altered Immune System Responses.12. Caring for Clients with Inflammation and Infections.13. Caring for Clients with Altered Immunity.III. NUTRITIONAL - METABOLIC PATTERN. Altered Integumentary System Problems.14. Caring for Clients with Common Skin Problems.15. Caring for Clients with Burns.Altered Endocrine System Responses.16. Caring for Clients with Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders.17. Caring for Clients with Diabetes Mellitus.Altered Nutritional Responses.18. Caring for Clients with Nutritional and Upper GI Disorders.19. Caring for Clients with Gallbladder, Liver, and Pancreatic Disorders.IV. ELIMINATION PATTERNS. Altered Elimination Responses.20. Caring for Clients with Bowel Disorders.21. Caring for Clients with Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders.V. ACTIVITY - EXERCISE PATTERN. Altered Cardiovascular System Responses.22. Caring for Clients with Cardiac Disorders.23. Caring for Clients with Peripheral Vascular Disorders.24. Caring for Clients with Hematologic and Lymphatic Disorders.Altered Respiratory System Responses.25. Caring for Clients with Upper Respiratory Disorders.26. Caring for Clients with Lower Respiratory Disorders.Altered Musculoskeletal System Responses.27. Caring for Clients with Musculoskeletal Trauma.28. Caring for Clients with Musculoskeletal Disorders.VI. COGNITIVE - PERCEPTUAL PATTERN. Altered Neurologic System Responses.29. Caring for Clients with Intracranial Disorders.30. Caring for Clients with Degenerative Neurologic and Spinal Cord Disorders.Altered Sensory Responses.31. Caring for Clients with Eye and Ear Disorders.VII. SEXUALITY - REPRODUCTIVE PATTERN. Altered Sexual and Reproductive System Responses.32. Caring for Male Clients with Reproductive System Disorders.33. Caring for Female Clients with Reproductive System Disorders.34. Caring for Clients with Sexually Transmitted Diseases.Bibliography.Appendices.A: Standard Precautions.B: NANDA Nursing Diagnoses.C: Laboratory Values.D: Glossary.E: NCLEX-PN Answers and Hints for Critical more

About Karen M. Burke

Karen M. Burke, RN, MS. Karen M. Burke is the Director of Health Occupations and the Nursing Program at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon. She obtained her initial nursing education at Emanuel Hospital School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon, later completing baccalaureate studies at Oregon Health & Sciences University, and a muster's degree at University of Portland. Ms. Burke has extensive clinical nursing experience in acute care and community-based settings. At Clatsop Community College since the inception of the Associate Degree Nursing program, Ms. Burke is known as a leader and an innovator. She led the nursing faculty in developing an online program to deliver nursing education to a distant rural community. Ms. Burke is actively involved in nursing education in Oregon. She is a member of the Oregon Council of Associate Degree Nursing Programs (OCAP) and is currently on the planning committee for the 2002 Oregon Health & Science University Nursing Education Institute. She has served on Board of Nursing task forces to develop guidelines for practical nursing practice related to intravenous fluid maintenance and medication administration, and tshow more

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